FROM THE HEART: OUR INTERNS SPEAK What Education Update Means to Me
By Giovanny Pinto
Dear Dr. Rosen,
I just wanted to take the time to personally thank you for every single little (and big) thing you have done for me. Also thank you for a wonderful internship. Thank you for all the wonderful experiences I had at Education Update. Sitting down and having an ice cream sandwich at the Harvard Club, it was a big deal for me to even set foot in such a place.Thank you for letting me live out my dream of being a reporter. Going from place to place. Those were some of the best moments of my life, showing up at events, giving out my business card, being the reporter, networking and talking to older reporters from Education Update. I felt proud and wonderful. I also felt that way because of your belief in me. That meant a lot, that you always spoke wellof me as you introduced me at events, that you pushed me, gave me advice, and showed me I could be more.
I had a wonderful time at Education Update. Just to tell you the most fulfilling and proudest part was not even seeing my articles all over the city, but working with the middle school kids in the Middle Schools Journalism Project. It really touched me and I will never forget them. They were kids like me from similar backgrounds, sometimes even worse than myself. To help them and see them progress meant a lot. I gained so much from the internship. I improved my reporting and writing skills. Most importantly I gained a great friend and mentor in you. I am exploring different areas for my masters before I decide to go back to school. I also registered for a creative writing class at the writers voice NYC. Please keep me updated with everything at Education Update. #